WPA-Personal Profile Sample

This sample profile uses a pre-shared key for network authentication. The key is shared with the client and the access point. This sample profile is configured to use Wi-Fi Protected Access security running in Personal mode (WPA-Personal). Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) is used for encryption.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed:  Changes are implemented on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed to optimize wireless networking performance. The default setting for autoSwitch when this element is not set in a wireless LAN profile has changed. The default setting is changed to "false" on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Wireless LAN Service installed. The default setting was "true" on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Please refer to the autoSwitch schema element description for more information.

Windows XP with SP3 and Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with SP2:  The name child of the WLANProfile element is ignored. The name of the profile, as stored in the profile store, is derived from the name child of the SSID element.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?>
<WLANProfile xmlns="http://www.microsoft.com/networking/WLAN/profile/v1">
    <name>SampleWPAPSK</name>
    <SSIDConfig>
        <SSID>
            <name>SampleWPAPSK</name>
        </SSID>
    </SSIDConfig>
    <connectionType>ESS</connectionType>
    <connectionMode>auto</connectionMode>
    <autoSwitch>false</autoSwitch>
    <MSM>
        <security>
            <authEncryption>
                <authentication>WPAPSK</authentication>
                <encryption>TKIP</encryption>
                <useOneX>false</useOneX>
            </authEncryption>
        </security>
    </MSM>
</WLANProfile>

The shared key has been omitted from this sample profile. If you try to use this sample profile to connect to a network, you will be prompted to enter a shared key. You can avoid this prompt by adding a sharedKey child element to the security element immediately following the authEncryption element.

The following snippet shows a sharedKey element that contains an unencrypted key. You must replace the comment <!-- insert key here --> with the actual unencrypted key before using this snippet in a profile.

<sharedKey>
    <keyType>passPhrase</keyType>
    <protected>false</protected>
    <keyMaterial> <!-- insert key here --> </keyMaterial>
</sharedKey>

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